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Palmetto Luna Arts’ mission is to foster an understanding of the Hispanic/Latino culture by promoting artistic creation and providing opportunities for cultural expression for the community in South Carolina.

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Latino Arts MESS 2013: Latino Flash Film Festival Shorts at the Nickelodeon!

This Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 12:30pm, The Nickelodeon will be featuring "Voices from the Margin" the shorts videos produced by South Carolina Latino Youth during the LATINO VIDEO 48 HOURS FLASH FESTIVAL.

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Are you a latino artist living in SC? Call or send us an email to be included in our upcoming "SC Latino Artist Directory"

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Winners of the IV Annual Latino Poetry Contest

Palmetto Luna Arts is announcing the winners of the IV Annual Latino Poetry Contest. The contest was designed for amateur writers and was open to all Hispanic/Latino individuals that live in South Carolina. The contest offered prizes in two categories: Adults and Under sixteen years old.

Read the winning poems

Sowing Struggle: Social movements and the future of corn in Tlaxcala, Mexico on September 25 at USC
launches tLatino Arts MES
S 2013

Palmetto Luna Arts is launching its Latino Arts MESS 2013 with a presentation by Luz Rivera Martinez, with the Mexico Solidarity Network, on Wednesday September 25, 2012 at 6 PM at the Green Quad Center for Sustainability at USC, located on 1216 Wheat St Columbia, SC 29208.

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El TRESome is a creative challenge, a unique art experience involving three Latino artists getting together for sixty minutes to create three different perspectives of a common theme.

During this challenge, the artists gather to choose a common theme, provide their input about the topic and then create an art piece in the allotted time.

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Adding an Accent to the Arts since 2007...

Palmetto & Luna from Gustavo Montana on Vimeo.


Palmetto Luna Arts Donates
"Draguar" -Mexican Folk Art Sculpture,
to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.

This sculpture was created by Mexican artist Ivan Segura and is part of his series of creations called Yardebrijes -based on the Mexican tradition of Alebrijes.

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La Ropa Sucia (Dirty Laundry) Fotonovela. La Ropa Sucia is a fotonovela produced by ETV, in collaboration with Palmetto & Luna and the SC Humanities council, and designed to target both Hispanic and non-Hispanic teenagers; its purpose is to shed light on the issues facing the Hispanic community, such as racism, assimilation, and religious and sub-cultural division, as well as more universal issues such child abuse, domestic violence, addiction, and low self-esteem – issues that all teens may face. The project was conceived and directed by Marycruz Figueroa, a young woman of Mexican and Guatemalan descent, who was born in Aiken, South Carolina.

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Break! Artistas Latinos in South Carolina. The first ever all-latino artist show at the Columbia Museum of Art. BREAK! ncluded the works of Argentinean visual artist Marcelo Novo, Ceramic Sculpture artist Diana Farfán, Mixed Media artists and brothers DRE and Sammy López and visual art by Columbian painter Alejandro García-Lemos.

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Palmetto Luna announces winners for COLORES Children's Drawing Contest 2012

COLORES Children’s Drawing Contest 2012 received an amazing 345 entries from Latino Children from 31 different cities across the state. SC Latino children under 12 years old were invited to submit a drawing, sketch or painting which depicted their favorite fantastical creature. The contest offered prizes to the top three drawings in two categories: 8 years and younger, and 9-12 years.

See the winners of Colores 2012

See over 100 submissions for this year's contest!


See the winners of Colores Contest 2011

See the winners of Colores Contest 2010

Palmetto Luna Arts donates "EL Mariachi" painting by Alejandro Garcia to El Jardin -A Latino Garden at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

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The Mariachi Clown, a three person show of living statues that wear the traditional mariachi attire in the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white and red. Mariachi Clown performed on September 18, 2010 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden!

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